written and directed by Wojciech Kasperski director of photography Radosław Ładczuk music by Hati edited by Tymek Wiskirski sound by Iwo Klimek production managers Dawid Janicki, Wojciech Kasperski in co-operation with Władimir Goncar produced by Vostok Films Ltd., 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, www.vostokfilms.co.uk producer Dawid Janicki co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
HDV colour, 34'
The gold rush. Somewhere in Siberia, people in search of the precious metal are pickaxing the ground inch by inch. We follow one of them: he lives alone in truly spartan conditions, armed with a walkie-talkie, a metal detector, a set of scales, and a shotgun. Each evening he meticulously records his, usually measly, daily gatherings. He has long lost his faith in people and come to the conclusion that the only thing that matters in life is gold...
Translated by Karolina Kołtun